A new book suggests that parents can raise healthier and happier children by providing a balance of support and freedom.
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Articles: How to Help Low-Income Students SucceedBy Jill Suttie | June 3, 2016
According to a new book, we tend to blame kids who struggle rather than blaming their environment.
Articles: How Loved Children Become Giving AdultsBy Josh Elmore | August 20, 2015
A new study applies attachment theory to understand why some people donate more to charity than others.
Articles: The Cost of Blaming ParentsBy Joshua Coleman, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Philip A. Cowan | December 23, 2014
Anger toward parents is still at the heart of a great deal of therapy. But has this approach gone too far?
A new study explores how mindfulness meditation might help women cultivate more secure adult relationships.
Do you have commitment, trust, and attachment issues? Science helped Meghan Laslocky—and it just might help you, too.
Articles: What Makes a Teacher Lose It?By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 30, 2014
Recent research suggests that teachers' attachment styles—how their childhoods shape adult relationships—may influence their work in the classroom.
Articles: Why People Are Not FeetBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | June 4, 2012
What's the best way to help build the resilience of loved ones? Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton says care, not tough love, is the key.
Articles: Can Romance Heal Childhood Traumas?By Jill Suttie | February 10, 2012
A review of Wired For Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
Articles: Baby LoveBy Melissa Janson | February 7, 2012
New research suggests the care we receive as infants affects the quality of our relationships as adults.
Articles: Love in the Autumn YearsBy Kimberly van der Elst | February 13, 2011
A look at lovers' brains suggests passion and romance can last for decades.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Some Kids Are More Resilient against Depression
Research Digest Items/Studies: Overcoming Insecure Attachments
Videos and Podcasts: Compassion and MindfulnessBy Jason Marsh | May 2, 2010
Jon Kabat-Zinn tells us why being mindful can help us unlock our compassionate side.
Raising Happiness: Talking to Strangers (and other things that bring luck)By Christine Carter | March 23, 2010
How can we free ourselves from prisons of the past?
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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